The only thing better than one Chilean pear is a pair of Chilean pears. (There, we said it.) Here are a few more reasons to say “yes, please” to this special fruit.

Nutrition facts at a glance

  • Pears are a very low-calorie fruit, providing just 58 calories per 100 grams.
  • Pears are an excellent source of fiber, which may aid in weight loss, and the lowering of cholesterol levels.
  • Pears are a good source of vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron required to produce red blood cells. One medium-sized pear contains approximately 10% of the daily value.
  • Pears are high in antioxidants. As they ripen, the level of antioxidants‚ known for cleaning up body-damaging free radicals‚ increases significantly.
  • Pears help boost brainpower by providing 15% of the daily value of copper.
  • Pears provide 8% of the daily value of vitamin K, essential for normal blood clotting.